…and we’re back (36.2021)

Books and Reading: I know a lot of people write about what they read, and reader-bloggers often talk about how they want to read more books from people from other cultures. For any book bloggers who are interested in reading outside their comfort zones in terms of translated novels, the Calvert Journal has published this… Continue reading …and we’re back (36.2021)

The big reopening (15.2021)

While countries across Europe are looking like into lockdown again, here in the UK we have reached a milestone in reopening - pubs and shops and hairdressers and gyms are now open for customers. Except pubs (and restaurants and cafes) are only open for custom in outside spaces. And yoga studios can't open because that… Continue reading The big reopening (15.2021)

These here are crazy times (8.21)

It's funny how things pop back into your head from time to time. Like the phrase that titles this post. It's been appropriate for pretty much the whole of the last 12 months, but it only came back into my mind this past week. It's the name of an album by Boom Crash Opera, a… Continue reading These here are crazy times (8.21)

26.20 – the middle of the year

We are crossing the midway point of the year - the longest day has been and gone. It's strange to think the days are getting shorter, especially when the evenings still feel so long, and the hot weather of the past week means the nights also feel long. This week's exercise: Walking Yes, we're back… Continue reading 26.20 – the middle of the year

The first week of 2020

Yes it's that time of year when people make resolutions that they don't keep. I'm going to break it down smaller, and try and set myself things to think about and do each month. Having had another spell of ill heath at the end of 2019, I'm starting 2020 with a commitment to building up… Continue reading The first week of 2020

Walk the Lines (5 or 28 or The Final)

The day after our Heathrow walk dawned fine, and our legs were not particularly sore or achy. We had discussed it the day before but all the signs combined correctly to confirm it. "Let's do this," we agreed. "Let's walk the last stretch today and finish this thing." And so it was, around 9 a.m.… Continue reading Walk the Lines (5 or 28 or The Final)